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neutral + sparkly holiday

December 20, 2010

There is nothing lovelier that a perfectly decorated table and it can truly be done with little effort and cost. I was recently asked to guest post over at Sacramento Street , but wanted to share the content of that post here, as well.

Simplicity says it best, and the repetition of shapes and color is what helps to create a consistent design. Choosing one or two style flowers, you can create impact in multiples. To add some more style, choose vases that speak towards your personal aesthetic. In this example, I chose more modern style vases, which repeats the roundness of the baubles and the color of the white amaryllis flowers.

One of my all-time favorite things to use for decorating, especially around the holidays are branches and natural elements. Here they are hung sideways on my wall just above a credenza. This is very easy to do with just a simple picture-hanging nail.

This gold and circular pattern taken from the baubles was repeated wrapping the inside of a clear vase with a vintage-find gold garland, and weaving it casually through the candles and vases.

My tree is adorned with reflective elements, sparkle and simple round baubles from matte pearl to glittery gold in color. The design remains simple with the consistent repiition of the shapes and tones.

The clear vases were paired on this scape again repeating the round shapes and the sparkle of the baubles. To create height and dimension, clear glass candleholders were placed as yet another great reflective element, that I find so important in a design. To match that height, the soft natural color feathers soften all the linear lines of the candles and add a bit of interest and movement into table scape.

I have a huge affinity for neutral palettes, and love to use them in my Holiday decor as well and you can also see more of my work with branches and holiday styling I recently did for an event here.

to find some of the items in the post:

*candle holders – CB2

* white vases – west elm

* gold baubles – Target

* gold garland – vintage find

* feathers – save on crafts

images + designs: moi

3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 22, 2010 2:43 pm

    I am going to use this centerpiece as inspiration for mine on Christmas day! Thanks and great to meet you at lavish!



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